Tips To Help You Install And Set Up Your Yard's Sprinkler System


Your yard landscaping and lawn make up a big part of your home's appearance, has cost you quite a bit in time and money, and is one of the first things that someone will see when they visit your home. For this reason, keeping your landscaping alive with proper watering is necessary and when you can install a sprinkler or irrigation system that is controlled automatically, this helps greatly in the process. Here are some recommendations to help you get started installing and setting up your yard's sprinkler and irrigation system.

Design Your Layout

One of the first things you need to plan is where you want your sprinklers to reach throughout your lawn or landscaping. Each type of sprinkler head, whether it is a rotor or a fixed spray head, is going to have a specific maximum radius. This maximum radius is based on your home's water pressure and how many sprinkler heads you have on the same sprinkler zone, which will all spray at the same time. So, with your home's water psi, you can gauge how many sprinklers you can install on one sprinkler zone then space them based on their spray radius.

When you make this layout of your sprinkler system, it is best to draw it up on a grid paper or do it with an online program. This will allow you to draw in each spray radius outline to give your yard full water coverage. Be sure you overlap the spray patterns by up to approximately one-third of the spray pattern so you don't cause any dead spots on your lawn. It is better to cover a spot with two different sprinklers than to miss it altogether by two sprinklers.

Excavate the Trenches

When it is time to install the sprinkler lines and heads, you can rent a trencher to make the labor part of the installation much easier. You should plan to install your sprinkler lines within the ground at a depth of six to twelve inches. So, the trenches need to be at least the same depth to provide you space to work within the ground as you lay pipes and connect elbows and other connection joints. 

Once you have the trenches dug and the pipe set within each, be sure you set the pipe so that the sprinkler head sits just above the surface of the soil. This will protect the heads from breakage if they are stepped upon.

To learn more, contact a sprinkler system installation company near you.


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